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The US government's wireless-spectrum auction: Why it matters (FAQ)

It's the first auction of new wireless spectrum in six years. CNET gets you up to speed on how this will affect your wireless service in the future.

By October 19, 2014

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A voracious mobile world needs 'spectrum, spectrum, spectrum'

commentary CES panels stress the urgent need to free up more radio frequencies to address the insatiable demand from mobile users and high-bandwidth apps.

By January 9, 2014

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Lowly DSL poised for gigabit speed boost

Internet service providers are getting a new option called G.fast that can extend the lifespan of existing copper phone lines yet again.

By October 21, 2014

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Verizon rebrands AWS spectrum as XLTE

XLTE will essentially offer faster peak data speeds and make more bandwidth available during heavy traffic times.

By May 19, 2014

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FCC approves rules for spectrum auction

The new rules for the complicated, but important auction set for late next year are a work of compromise that didn't fully satisfy big or small wireless carriers.

By May 15, 2014

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FCC to promote competition with rules for upcoming spectrum auction

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says that new rules he is proposing for the upcoming TV broadcast spectrum auction will set aside a sliver of licenses for smaller wireless operators in an effort to promote competition.

By April 25, 2014

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AT&T threatens to skip the incentive spectrum auction

AT&T's threat to not participate in the upcoming auction could jeopardize the success of the auction, but it's unclear how serious its warning is as its arguments seem weak when scrutinized.

By April 16, 2014

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Verizon acquires Cincinnati Bell's spectrum for $210M

It's just the latest deal in which a major carrier bulks up its spectrum position, providing it with more wireless capacity.

By April 7, 2014

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FCC broadcast rules could affect upcoming spectrum auction

New rules adopted by the FCC that limit how TV broadcasters can do business may discourage participation in the upcoming incentive spectrum auction.

By March 31, 2014

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FCC frees up 100MHz of spectrum for Wi-Fi

The FCC voted to free up an additional 100MHz of wireless spectrum for unlicensed use in a move that will help alleviate congestion on Wi-Fi networks and pave the way for faster-speed service.

By March 31, 2014